Newark, NJ – Two Dead After Collision Involving Stolen Vehicle at Elizabeth Ave and Runyon StNY/NJ Legal News
Newark, NJ (March 31, 2022) – A stolen Dodge crashed into another car, killing the man and a woman inside on Thursday, March 31st.
The collision took place at about 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of Runyon Street and Elizabeth Avenue in Newark.
Surveillance video shows the 2021 Dodge flying down Elizabeth Avenue before crashing into the other vehicle in the intersection.
The stolen Dodge then bursts into flames and skids down the street before coming to an uncontrolled stop almost a full block away from the point of impact.
The two occupants of the other vehicle, a man and a woman, died at the scene.
Two teenage girls who were passengers in the stolen vehicle were injured, and the driver of the stolen vehicle, a teenage boy, is on the lam.
The names of the victims have not been released as officers are still attempting to notify their families.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Wrongful Deaths in New Jersey
If you have lost a family member in a New Jersey accident, the first thing you need to understand is when filing a wrongful death claim is appropriate and who is entitled to do so.
Per the state’s wrongful death laws, a wrongful death suit is applicable when the defendant’s negligence was the immediate cause of the victim’s death and, had death not been the result of the accident, the victim would have been entitled to file a personal injury claim against the defendant.
A wrongful death claim may be filed by a representative of the decedent’s estate. It seeks to prove the defendant’s negligence, along with causation, in order to collect financial compensation for the real and anticipated damages that the decedent’s survivors have and have yet to endure.
Newark Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Newark wrongful death attorneys at Metro Law are available 24-hours a day to help bereaved families by answering questions they may have about legal options available to them after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one.
Metro Law’s car accident attorneys in Newark work diligently to ensure those harmed by the negligent actions of others hold wrongdoers accountable. Our team is dedicated to helping grieving families collect the maximum amount of compensation available for funeral services, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
We strive to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state. Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents.
If your loved one lost their life in an accident, due to another driver’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to explore legal action available for you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.